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Re: ABBR and ACRONYM

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@access.digex.net>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 15:57:52 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <199801292057.PAA21349@access1.digex.net>
To: chris@atomism.demon.co.uk
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
to follow up on what Chris Croome said:

> Sorry is this is a dumb question but what exactly is the
> difference between ABBR and ACRONYM? And as ACRONYM seems to
> be in the latest HTML4 spec and ABBR is not is it more
> sensible to use ACRONYM?

Actually, in the final Recommendation both are there.

 http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/text.html#edef-ABBR
 http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/text.html#edef-ACRONYM

You won't find much difference except in the textual explanation.

Put the full spelling of the definitive expansion in TITLE in
either case.

Al Gilman
Received on Thursday, 29 January 1998 15:58:16 GMT

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